Twenty-five years in the making Witness to History is the size of two large paperbacks. Heavily illustrated, this remarkable chronicle did the job it was intended to do.
The History of Pandemics
Today’s visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event.
The legendary Venetian carnival is in full swing – alas, this year it takes place without tourists, online. Details – in the gallery of “Izvestia”.
I make no excuse for focusing on the European artistes of yesterday. They endure through the centuries. Perhaps younger generations will discover that true quality doesn’t need to be built on marketing and real talent doesn’t have a ‘sell by’ date on it.
A worrying shift in ideology has used the Covid-19 pandemic to increase its influence in Europe Union government under the pretence of offering a solution to combating the coronavirus crisis.
A government’s interest in saving lives is not what comes to mind, especially in the ‘rainbow nation’ of South Africa where life expectancy for Black is abysmal and even worse for ethnic-Europeans.
Helen Duncan was a Scottish medium who held spiritual séances during World War Two. During one of her November 1941 séances, she spoke to a sailor’s spirit.
Last September, Brian Myers walked into a New Jersey animal shelter and rescued Sadie, a German shepherd, giving her another chance at life. Four months later, Sadie would do the same for him. Heather Centrella, the office manager at Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, said she got a call from Myers last week. It wasn’t to return Sadie to the shelter in Oakland, New Jersey, but rather to tell her what Sadie did.
The Soviet system built its reputation on all for one and one for all. This seems to be a euphemism for what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine.
People opposing the Danish government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic marched through the capital in one of a growing number of fresh protests on Saturday. Unlike some previous events, this week’s gathering remained peaceful and prompted no arrests.